Cate Maddy

I am interested in looking at societies disconnection from nature through severed fragments of Australian native flora set in chaotic backgrounds. I use brushwork, colour  and texture to conjour the heat, dry and movement of our bushland to play on nostalgia and our longing for a greater connection to our country.

 

My work revisits the still life tradition and looks at contemporary ways of negotiating the relationships between man and his environment.

I am particularily interested in using colour to heighten emotion in a piece and suggest sumptuous luxury, referring to the gluttony and excesses of modern times, which references the Vanitas tradition.

Pickle Jar Arrangement
Pickle Jar Arrangement

60 x 60 cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Canvas $2400

Whispering Through the Gum Leaves at night
Whispering Through the Gum Leaves at night

60 x 60cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Canvas $2400

Dulcat Arrangement
Dulcat Arrangement

100 x 100 cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Canvas $3600

Wattle and Pink Flowering Gum Arrangement
Wattle and Pink Flowering Gum Arrangement

80 x 80cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Board $3200

Paint it Blue
Paint it Blue

30 x 30cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Canvas $1350

Dust in all their Hearts
Dust in all their Hearts

100 x 100 cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Canvas $3600

Jumbled Arrangement
Jumbled Arrangement

45 x 55cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Board $1750

August Arrangement
August Arrangement

80 x 100 cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Canvas $3400

Winter Gum Arrangement
Winter Gum Arrangement

46 x 61cm Tasmanian Oak Frame. Oil on Board $1950